Textured Temptation


A Cables and Lace Progam

The Honey Moss Shawl
by Andrea Mowry
A Friday Night Program
January 15, February 5, 19, and March 5
7 to 9:30 p.m.


at The Working Hands Fibre Arts Studio in White Rock


Cables are calling!  But this time Lace wants to come, too.  These two are irresistible together.


If you are new to lace and cables, this new design by Andrea Mowry will provide a soft landing for learning both techniques.  And if you are an experienced knitter, this shawl will tempt you with the way two classic patterns are combined.


Knit on a larger needle and worsted weight yarn, the Honey Moss asymmetrical shawl will create a textured, soft, and warm fabric.  It is a generous size, and depending on your yarn choice will drape elegantly while keeping you cozy.


You will learn to knit:

–  honeycomb cables
–  horseshoe lace
–  eyelets
–  increases within the pattern
–  i-cord edges and an i-cord bind off


Please email by December 1, to have a spot held for you.

If you would like to know more, please let me know.

I am happy to answer your questions.

Full registration deadline is December 15th.
More details, including yarn selection information, will be sent to you before the deadline.

Spring evenings are going to feel really cozy next year!

Pictures from ravelry

  The Icelandic Steek


A Winter Program

Knit the Solbein Cardigan
January 9, 23, February 13 and 27


at The Working Hands Fibre Arts Studio in White Rock


This Mary Jane Mucklestone design, first appeared in Making No. 4 Lines.  It features a yoke that is inspired by rays of light shining through transparent objects.  A stunning use of line, it lends itself to both subtle or high contrast colour combinations.

Icelandic sheep are double coated, and many of the yarns spun from this fibre include both coats, with the intention of creating maximum warmth.  Maybe you were here for my Icelandic Wool Spinning Program a few years ago.  There are local farmers caring for this breed.  They are small but mighty sheep!


You may love, hate, or feel both emotions towards these yarns, as they have the reputation of feeling bristly against the skin.  As they warm up and absorb your natural oils, the fibres soften and provide a cozy warming layer.


The resulting fabric can be cut with minimal reinforcement, then trimmed with a woven ribbon.  I am recommending that we knit this project in Lett-Lopi, a very affordable 100% Icelandic wool yarn.  Choosing a ribbon trim surprise for the inside, just for you, will be our finishing touch.


You can now purchase the Solbein Cardigan pattern separately on ravelry, or bring along your copy of Making No. 4.  A binder with additional notes will be provided.  Customizing the fit is important learning in our studio classes.  As an example, in our first class I will be sharing how adding short rows can help to lift the back neck for a more comfortable fit.


Please email by November 15th, to have a spot held for you .

If you would like to know more, please let me know.

I am happy to answer your questions.
Full registration deadline is December 1st.
More details will be sent to you before the deadline.

I’m so excited to knit this one with you!  ‘hope you’ll join in.

Pictures from ravelry

 Brioche Knitting

Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. October 3 and 24, November 7 and one more class once Dr. Henry clears the gathering protocols

This class was scheduled to begin in March, just after the lockdown began.  These are the new dates.

at The Working Hands Fibre Arts Studio in White Rock


Picture from ravelry

The Satellite Shawl

by Andrea Mowry

In this program, we will examine the brioche technique, learning the basic stitches and terminology  

We will work short rows in garter stitch stripes, with an I-cord edging.  

Brioche Knitting is characterized by a squishy, ridged look that appears as a ribbed fabric.  

Stitches are lined up in columns and create a 3-dimensional look, that becomes even more intriguing when more than one colour is used. There is a suggestion of floating created by the use of slipped stitches and yarn overs.

Let’s welcome the season together with some new squish!

The suggested yarns for this pattern are La Bien Aimee, and may be difficult to
find in stock.  I am happy to suggest alternatives, once you have registered.

Details will be sent to you, after registration. If you would like to know more, please let me know. I am happy to answer your questions.

Register soon.  This class is almost full.

Picture from ravelry

 Knit Festive!

Annual Ornaments Class 2020

11 to 5 on Saturday, December 5th

at The Working Hands Fibre Arts Studio in White Rock


Come along and get a little festive with this full day class of delights!

We will sit together and knit Arne and Carlos Christmas balls!

These beautiful traditional Norwegian ornaments are knit in 100% wool, and stuffed with wool fleece (provided) to ensure a long-lasting heirloom.

Arne and Carlos are brilliant designers and each ball is charted accurately.

Festive treats and tunes are always a happy part of this day.

If you would like to reserve a spot and receive all the details about supplies, please send me an email.

Please reserve a spot by November 7 and register by November 14.

‘hope to see you!


Granny Square Love

with Venessa at Penelope Fibre Arts


Two Thursday Evenings 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Dates will be announced in the newsletter

Penelope Fibre Arts in Ocean Park


Recently I bought my first Yarn Advent Calendar of fingering weight minis in a soft palette. I bought this collection with Granny Squares in mind and have been busy working on these whenever I have a chance to pull out my little bag of wound balls.

It feels precious and hopeful.

I would like to share this process with you. This new program will be two sessions of 2.5 hours each.

  • In Session #1 I will teach the basic Granny Square construction.
  • In Session #2 I will share a tweak that I have made, and I’ll talk about a method I use for joining a set of squares.
  • We will focus on basic skills. You will feel most comfortable if you can hold a hook and tension your yarn confidently. A lot of crocheting experience is not necessary.

If you are experienced and would like to join in, you are very welcome too.  This will be a no stress program, with a large dose of nostalgia.

For our learning you will need:

  • DK weight yarn in a few colours of your choice
  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • your accessory kit

Learn to Crochet

with Venessa at Penelope Fibre Arts


 Thursdays 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Ongoing – please check back for dates

Penelope Fibre Arts in Ocean Park

Crochet is a simple, exciting craft that provides limitless freedom to experiment. This introductory program will guide beginners through the basics needed to gain confidence and skill.

Each week students will learn a new crochet technique, while working on small interesting projects.

You will need

  • 2 colours of DK weight cotton for the first class
  • A 4 mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • A tapestry needle 
  • 1 ball of Noro Kureyon for the 3rd class

A binder of notes and patterns is included.

Please come into the shop before the first class, and we will be happy to help you shop for your supplies.

Intermediate Knitting & Crocheting


Saturdays 1 to 4 p.m. 

dates will be announced each season

Please subscribe to my newsletter so that you will get program updates.

at The Working Hands Fibre Arts Studio in White Rock

During these classes, you will receive individualized instruction and support, while you work on a project of your choice.

I have a fully equipped studio with tools for you to use while you are here.

You are also welcome to take advantage of my large fibre arts library, if you are looking for inspiration during class.

Please let me know what you are working on before your first class, so that I can prepare for you.

Tea will be served

Thank Goodness It’s Friday Night!

Knitting & Crocheting

 Fridays 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

Ongoing and announced in newsletter updates (Have you signed up?)

at The Working Hands Fibre Arts Studio in White Rock

This class is intended to meet your needs as you work through a knitting or crocheting project that you might need some help with.  The class is rich with learning, as so many technique lessons pop up each week! Working on a different project during each class is a great way to get all you can from this program.  I will share the projects and techniques that I am working on, and there is an extensive library of books and patterns available to inspire you. I always have some new magazines to share, too.  Come and climb into a cozy chair for the evening!

Delicious (almost famous) tea will be served!

Registration is for all 6 weeks of classes. The deadline for payment is one week before the start date.

Please email me if you have any questions